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 Monday, May 25 
Feds back off on electronic health records (Louisville Courier Journal)
Government regulators are backing down from many of their toughest requirements for doctors' and hospitals' use of digital medical records, just as Congress is stepping up its oversight of issues with the costly technology.

 Sunday, May 24 
Whitfield meets with Kentucky Ambulance Providers (surfky News)
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, met in his Washington office last week with representatives of the Kentucky Ambulance Providers.

 Saturday, May 23 
CDC releases map of most distinct causes of death in U.S. (EMS World)
The list shows which diseases had the most elevated impact on mortality in that state, compared to the national average. For Kentucky, it lists pneumoconioses and chemical effects.

 Friday, May 22 
KAPA opposes amendment to CON regulation (KAPA)
On May 14 the Office of Health Policy filed a proposed amendment to 900 KAR 5:020, the State Health Plan for facilities and services. The proposed amendment would remove ambulance services from the Certificate of Need (CON) process.

 Friday, May 22 
Madison emergency management director resigns in wake of audit after underling's alleged theft (Lexington Herald Leader)
The longtime director of the Madison County Emergency Management Agency resigned Thursday in the wake of a county audit that found the theft of $341,757 from a federally funded program over a nine-year period.

 Wednesday, May 20 
Obama administration releases presidential proclamation of EMS Week (EMS1)
The proclamation thanks all EMS providers and encourages all Americans to show support for their local first responders.

 Wednesday, May 20 
Former paramedic admits stealing, diluting drugs (Ashland Daily Independent)
A former Carter County paramedic pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that she diluted pain medication belonging to Carter County Emergency Medical Services, according to court records.

 Wednesday, May 20 
CHS proposes to delete ambulance component from state health plan (Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services)
CHS has proposed a new state health plan that removes ambulance services from the CON process.

 Wednesday, May 20 
EMT-B: NET Care Ambulance Service, Inez (Martin) KY

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